Early Interventions That Make Sense
Professional coaching is a targeted, individualized intervention for those who are identified as distressed or disruptive in the workplace. This process begins with a brief assessment of professional skills and deficits, followed by specific didactic, interpersonal and directive discussions to address the difficulties that are undermining the physician’s effectiveness. This intervention is an intermediate step between an educational workshop and extensive remediation or treatment. It is appropriate for participants whose licenses are not yet in jeopardy. The structure of the coaching is individualized regarding time, commitment, and the scope and depth of the intervention.
Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of Kansas is in an emergency order that encourages restrictions on travel and group gatherings. Acumen is now offering our services via an encrypted telehealth portal through January 1, 2021. Individuals are encouraged to coordinate their enrollment, given these parameters with their referral source and their local state agencies (e.g., quarantine requirements if in place).
The objectives of this program include:
Learning how to be an empathic leader across multiple settings when interacting with staff, patients and their families, administrative bodies, and physician colleagues
Introducing didactic information about team dynamics and institutional cultures as they impact the delivery of care
Developing cognitive strategies and emotional regulation skills to practice with diplomacy and discretion
Becoming informed about professional boundaries and the value of being attentive to appropriate role related interactions as a means of practicing reputational risk management
Mindfulness training to promote reflective and authoritative functioning
Gaining insight into personality vulnerabilities and strengths to adaptively navigate under internal and external sources of stress
This program is structured around one or more visits to Acumen Institute. The physician meets individually with all of the primary Acumen staff to address their specific needs. Follow-up sessions, if indicated, are focused on consolidating gains, acquiring more advanced and sophisticated modes of leadership, polishing interpersonal skills, utilizing the physician’s peers and staff as problem solving consultants, and more clearly defining future career goals.
To learn more about this program, please call our office at 785.856.0473 to schedule a phone call with one of our doctors.